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Bloomberg Third Term

Whither Mayor Bloomberg?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Has Mike Bloomberg, having gotten one more term as mayor than the law actually allowed, lost interest in New York City now that it has no more electoral triumphs to offer? Is he running for president in 2012?

Bloomberg Finds Jobs For Campaign Staff Despite Economic Climate

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Even as he warns that the city may have to lay off thousands of workers, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has found city jobs for 15 members of his re-elect...

La Guardia, Wagner, Koch All Suffered Through Third Terms: Will Bloomberg Be Next?

nytimes.com | Sam Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fiorello H. La Guardia, ill with cancer and already fitted for a uniform, craved a military commission that would get him out of New York. Robert F. W...

Bloomberg's No-Shows

Joyce Purnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joyce Purnick

How could everyone have gotten it so wrong? Mayor Bloomberg was supposed to win re-election big. He was supposed to waltz easily, effortlessly back into City Hall with a big fat mandate.

Is Voting An Ethical Obligation?

nytimes.com | Randy Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It is election day, and here in New York we are voting for mayor, or, more accurately, not voting. The campaign of the current mayor, Michael Bloomber...

Back to the Future With Mike Bloomberg

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

He says he will deliver us a city "safer, stronger, greener and healthier -- and better than ever." Who can argue with that? As for the details, polls indicate he'll have four years to nail those down.

Guiliani's Support For Bloomberg May Prove A Liability In New York Mayoral Race

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eight years ago at this time, after he'd thrown more than $50 million at the mayoral race but still found himself trailing Mark Green by 16 points, Mi...

Weiner: I Could Have Beaten Bloomberg

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rep. Anthony D. Weiner wants to clear up a few things. No, he is not kicking himself for staying out of the mayor's race. Yes, he thinks he coul...

Why Did Obama Not Help Dems Win the NY Mayor's Office? It Was Probably Bloomberg's Money, Stupid

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The Bloomberg campaign to silence Obama wasn't any act of tactical genius or some sort of "sophisticated strategy," as the New York Times insists. It was a basic financial transaction.

Why I Voted Against Michael Bloomberg (It Wasn't the 3rd Term Folly)

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sherman Yellen

Nobody has wrecked the nature of New York as a habitable city for the middle class as much as Bloomberg has in the past eight years.

Bloomberg, Thompson Make Final Campaign Push Before Elections

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As their aides fretted over the prospect of low turnout at the polls, the candidates for New York City mayor delivered last-minute appeals to voters o...

The Days Of David Dinkins Revisited, Revised

nytimes.com | Michael Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Do you really want to go back to the bad old days of Mayor David N. Dinkins? Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he had done before, indelicately broached this rh...

Bloomberg and Thompson Have Tics To Avoid In Mayoral Debate

nytimes.com | Michael Barbaro and David W. Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here are some things Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg should avoid in Tuesday evening's debate: Sighing audibly, which he does when he is attacked. Gazing t...

NYC Mayor Spent Record $102M To Win 3rd Term

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent at least $102 million to narrowly win a third term, breaking his previous records for the most expensiv...

Thompson: I'm Not Bitter, May Run Again

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Democrat who came within 50,000 votes of unseating billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is open to running again and said...

Bloomberg Backlash Over Spending, Third Term Led To Close Victory

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads toward a third term bruised by a surprisingly close re-election battle that exposed lingerin...

Countdown To City Hall

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger spent the final day of the campaign shoring up support and readyi...

Bloomberg Takes Robocalls To The Next Level, Microtargeting Population With 75 Different Calls

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars to get inside the head of every New York City voter, hundreds of thousands of w...

Giuliani, Bloomberg To Campaign Together

newsday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign with his successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this weekend in Brooklyn....

Mayor Bloomberg Spent More Than $108M On 3rd Term Mayoral Bid

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An updated campaign finance report from Mayor Michael Bloomberg shows he spent more than $108 million on his campaign to win a third ...

Teamwork

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Last week ended with a grand and glorious finale - a ticker tape parade tribute to the NY Yankees and their dedicated fans, and for this caterer, a day to be swept up in the enthusiasm.

John Liu, Bill De Blasio Got More Votes Than Bloomberg

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The person who got the most votes in yesterday's election? No, not Michael Bloomberg. It's Comptroller-elect John Liu. According to unofficial results...

Bloomberg Fails To Win Brooklyn In Third Term Victory

brooklynpaper.com | Tom Callan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg rolled to a third term on Tuesday, but he didn't win Brooklyn. Challenger Bill Thompson won a majority of the ballots cast by borough...

Quinn Reluctantly Endorses Thompson, Thompson Reluctantly Accepts

The New York Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Speaker Christine Quinn and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson both acknowledged--separately--that Ms. Quinn had agreed to endorse Mr. Thompson for mayor...

Even Thompson's Supporters Predict Bloomberg Win

Eve Attermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a Marist poll, New Yorkers are predicting a Bloomberg win -- a whopping 79 percent think there will be a third term for the Mayor whether...